Fa­ther ac­cused of killing baby due in court

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY ALIS­TAIR MUNRO

A young fa­ther ac­cused of killing his three-weekold baby daugh­ter in In­ver­ness is to ap­pear at the High Court next month al­most ex­actly a year af­ter the tragedy.

Tom Hain­ing, who re­cently turned 20, will ap­pear in Glas­gow for a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on June 5.

Baby Mikayla died on Thurs­day June 8 last year af­ter be­ing taken to the city’s Raig­more Hospi­tal with what the po­lice de­scribed at the time as “se­ri­ous in­juries”.

Af­ter the tragedy, de­tec­tives sealed off a flat on Mackay Road in the

“There is a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on June 5 at Glas­gow”

Hil­ton area of In­ver­ness. Hain­ing, orig­i­nally from Ard­gour in the Morvern area, had lived in the flat with Mikayla’s mother, Shan­non Davies.

Po­lice ini­tially treated the death as “un­ex­plained” be­fore later de­scrib­ing it as “sus­pi­cious”.

A spokes­woman for the Crown Of­fice and Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal Ser­vice con­firmed: “There is a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on June 5 at Glas­gow High Court.”

Hain­ing made three ap­pear­ances in pri­vate at In­ver­ness Sher­iff Court and made no plea. On the last oc­ca­sion he was fully com­mit­ted and re­leased on bail. The ex­act charge or charges Hain­ing will face will not be di­vulged un­til af­ter the hear­ing.

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